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Facebook Messenger Bug

Tamagotchi hacker, Natalie Silvanovich, who works as a Security Engineer on Prjoect Zero at Google recently received a bounty of $60,000 for identifying a bug in Facebook Messenger which allows a call to connected much before the callee has answered the call. The bug seems to exist on the Android Facebook messenger app only. Facebook […]

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Facebook Taken Down Number of Political ads due to Technical Flaws in their System

Facebook on Thursday acknowledged that a technical error in its systems caused a variety of ads from both political parties to be improperly paused. The error stems from a policy change that Facebook announced in early September to stop any new political ads in the week before the United States presidential election scheduled for Tuesday, […]

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Facebook APP Lock

Facebook announced a new privacy feature that adds another layer of security to your private messages and stops people from accessing them. The new app lock feature helps prevent other people from accessing your chats. The app lock is now available for iPhones and iPads, the social media giant is working on the new Android […]

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Indian Army Asks Personnel to Removed 89 Apps Including Facebook, Instagram & Others

Considering security and avoid leaking of sensitive data, the Indian Army asks personnel to remove 89 apps from their mobile phones before July 15. The earlier Indian government banned 59 Chinese made Apps including some of the most famous Chinese applications TikTok, UC Browser, Shareit, Virus Cleaner, UC News, ES File Explorer, and more. Also, […]

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CanaryTrap

Third-party apps on social media continue to misuse the data shared by users, researchers from the University of Iowa proposed a paper dubbed CanaryTrap details Data Misuse by Third-Party Apps on Online Social Networks. CanaryTrap aimed to misuse of data shared with third-party apps on Facebook, researchers used unique “honeytoken” emails and uses Facebook’s ad […]

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